City revenues $3.1 million off pace
Original post made on Jan 26, 2009
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on Jan 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm
Eliminate high paying, non essential administrative positions added in the boom times. If corporate downsizing improves the bottom line, time for the city council to slash ridiculous spending on overpaid senior administrative positions.
Examples of disposables,
Community Engagement Mgr. $125K per year, imported from Michigan, glorified survey taker, what a waste.
Business Development Manager and Asst., $200K per year, can't attract nor sustain sales tax paying businesses. Zero return on taxpayer investment. Our wasted money. Business will locate here when exorbitant commercial/retail space rents are market driven to realistic levels. Nothing a city staff member can do about that.
Time to stop indulging empire building city manager. Make him earn his $250K per year by demanding cuts in administrative services budget.
on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm
In addition to the above poster do the following:
Remove position of ass't City Manager -- A city the size of Menlo Park doesn't need an ass't City manager
Kill off right now the Visioning process which is going nowhere fast and will be useless until Stanford declares its intentions.
The sidewalk project in the Willows should be paid for by an assessment district not by the whole city of Menlo Park.
Go thorough the never ending lists of studies, crop them off severely and then get rid of the extra staff need to support these useless wastes of time and money.
Let the SEIU know right now they are not going to get a pay raise. If they decide to strike, let them strike.
on Jan 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm
TDAW and TDAW2--I could not agree more with both of you-great ideas that would really work. Too bad your both not on CC, because if you read the article on what their going to discuss to spend millions on-reducing MP's carbon footprint, even if they adopted your great ideas, they would waste the money saved. Maybe once the State actually starts paying its bills with IOUs people will wake up and see that we're all in deep yogurt!